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Caterpillar StickersBe Yourself and Be Butterfly Beautiful!
By SEE RAY
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Chapter OneDeep in the woods there is a beautiful hollow with all kinds of mysterious creatures. In one corner you will find a caterpillar village, where little Ayanna lives. Ayanna is a tiny multi-colored caterpillar and she has a big family. Ayanna shares a bedroom with her older sisters Rosie and Tulip. Being the youngest of the three, she would watch her sisters very closely.
One day she walked in on them while they were getting ready for Bug High. Rosie and Tulip were making last minute adjustments to their stick-on wings. A little glitter spray here and a little more there and they were almost ready to go. Ayanna asked them "Why do you stick those wings onto your backs?" "We want to be beautiful like everyone else, you'll understand when you get older" they both answered.
"Are we ugly?" asked Ayanna.
Rosie the oldest of her sisters answered her and said "Oh no, Ayanna, our beautiful little flower, we want to look like the butterfly with gorgeous colors and wings."
Ayanna was always very curious and could not stop asking questions, so she went to see Papa C, which is short for Papa Caterpillar who is the King of the entire caterpillar village.
"Papa C, Papa C, please wait for me. I need to ask you an important question. How can I become a beautiful butterfly?"
Papa C replied "My beautiful flower Ayanna, you can only become a butterfly once you've been transformed."
Papa C continued on his way as if he hadn't even spoken to Ayanna at all. Ayanna did not understand Papa Cs answer, so she went to see her very wise Mama Caterpillar.
Ayanna asked "Mama, what does it mean to be transformed?" Mama said "It means your entire body changes from a caterpillar into a butterfly. It is a real change that takes a lot of time and work. You cannot be transformed into a butterfly by wearing caterpillar stickers like your sisters, Rosie and Tulip. Pretending is fun but if you want to be beautiful, you should be yourself and be kind and loving. You are very special and beautiful just the way you are. Take small steps every day to become more beautiful on the inside and some day you will be ready to transform."
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